Community Centre party in Mottram broken up by police

POLICE broke up an illegal gathering in Mottram – which is believed to have been a 50th birthday party at the village’s community centre.

Mottram Community Centre

A crowd of between 60 and 70 people is thought to have been at the Church Brow building on Saturday, September 12.

After complaints to Greater Manchester Police, officers are believed to have attended at about 10.20pm, when people started to leave.

But the organiser of the gathering has been issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100.

And the force made the dispersal public on their Twitter account, saying: “Officers were called to reports of a large illegal gathering in Mottram.

“Officers attended and found approximately 60-70 people in attendance. Officers have dispersed the gathering and the organiser has been issued with a FPN.”

On the same night, GMP broke up gatherings in Altrincham, Flixton and Farnworth ahead of new Government regulations coming into force on Monday, September 14.

You you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than six, both indoors and outdoors.

Covid-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to six must not mix or form larger groups.

This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than six who will still be able to gather together.

Education and work settings are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30.

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